Gaining excess weight can be a sign of slower metabolism. But great news! Do you know that you can actually reset your metabolism? But the process isn’t simple- it involves changing many aspects in your life, from how much sleep to how you flavour your food and even the amount of stress you are experiencing. As our metabolism is complicated, it is necessary to take a multifaceted approach in order to improve your metabolic rate.
What exactly is metabolism? It is a simple word for a complex process. It refers to all of the chemical processes in the human body. If your metabolism runs quickly, then your body will require more calories and will burn through more calories as it works.
Metabolism means metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is the number of calories that your body burns in a period which involves a number of components including:
Basal Metabolic rate (BMR): The minimum metabolic rate needed to keep the involuntary functions of your body such as breathing while you are asleep or in a state of deep rest.
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR): This is the minimum metabolic rate that is necessary to keep your body running while you are rest. It is shown in studies that this is accountable for as much as 50-70% of all caloric expenditure.
Thermic effect of food (TEF): The number of calories burned while digesting and processing food.
Thermic effect of exercise: The increase in calories being burned during exercise.
Non- exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT): The calories burned by your body as you engage in movement other than exercise throughout the day.
There are multiple factors affecting our metabolism rate such as age, body size and muscle mass. Therefore, it is often harder to lose weight as we get older, and why women often have a harder time losing weight compared to men. Genetics may also play a role in metabolic rate.
So to reboot your metabolism you can actually try these few steps below:
1. Get enough sleep
2. Eat a protein-rich breakfast
3. Drink plenty of water
4. Spices things up with spices and herbs
5. Reduce stress
6. Get enough to eat
It is possible to reset your metabolism – but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy. While gaining weight is easy, losing those same amounts of weight can be a challenge. BottomSlim is here to help.